Last week Mildura pastors/leaders sent a “Bag of Joy” to 100 believers isolated by Covid-19 restrictions with an encouraging letter with codes for each “surprise” (‘You are Marvellous & Magnificent,’ ‘You are Mint for glory!’ etc) – and outlining plans for an October Week of Prayer with books to read/share in preparation – “Discover Jesus”… Continue reading
If you hope for a discussion of the pros and cons of vaccination, claims or counter-claims for the latest scientific data, alternate cures or even the wildest conspiracy theories—you will be disappointed. This discussion paper raises questions and issues relating to God’s mission and church—and, our participation. A dilemma of our freedoms In countries where… Continue reading
In this FREE eBook/article I explore the book of Acts to see how the early apostolic church cultivated Jesus’ movement building. Download now from Power to Change: Movement Builders. https://www.movementbuilders.com.au/free-pdf-books/
Check out Andrew Turner’s new book: Fruitful Church: a Manifesto for Sending. It is excellent! A must read. ‘At the heart of this book is the suggestion that we should measure success not by the number of people that come in to our church, but by the number and caliber of believers who are sent… Continue reading
Great observation from Peter Hobbs (e/m), Salvation Army planter on the Bellarine Peninsula, (Vic, Australia): ‘After nearly 4½ years of sowing with unbelievers in the community we are starting to see these “unchurched” believers stepping up in leadership roles within our plant. Now with a majority from outside church culture our ‘church’ looks nothing like… Continue reading
Some thought missional might be another fad – but, it is not proving to be! Yes, some terms pass their use-by-date. Emerging church was a great term – church from below, connected with the past and also the future! However, it was damaged from within and without – even negatively impacting the term emerging missional… Continue reading
On Saturday I spoke at the Adventist church in Benalla (VIC). A great little town, a neat country church – close to the town centre; and a warm welcome given to all who came near the place! A simple Bible study and worship experience – singing led by a little family, with the husband/father playing… Continue reading
Check out Simon Smart’s comment on Who’s Bigger: Where Historical Figures Really Rank – a great Christmas read!
The Woy Woy Anglican Church (NSW, Australia) website has a great description of Messy Church – a creative family (even New Testament household) way of doing church!
The Watering Hole also has Messy Church. This is a great family church idea – that community families love, Check it out!